New Americans Campaign Helps Businesses Help their Employees

April 14, 2014

An article posted online for the April 14 edition of the Siliconeer, a California magazine for South Asians, reports on a partnership between Silicon Valley businesses and the Bethlehem Project—a part of the New Americans Campaign that works with businesses to help eligible foreign-born employees become citizens. As the article notes, California is projected to […]

Houston Media Roundtable – Raise Awareness for Citizenship

April 11, 2014

On Thursday, the New Americans Campaign and local partner organizations in Houston hosted a media roundtable to raise awareness for citizenship. A group of 18 representatives from leading ethnic media attended the briefing. .@nacnow #Houston ethnic media roundtable re importance of citizenship. Great work by @NewAmericaMedia #NewAmericans pic.twitter.com/2Mv2QpXplR — Ali Noorani (@anoorani) April 10, 2014 […]

Citizenship Twitter Party

April 4, 2014

It’s time to party! The New Americans Campaign is thrilled to host a citizenship Twitter party with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Univisión Contigo. Come join the fun on April 8th at 7 pm EDT / 4 pm PDT for an hour-long celebration of the importance of […]

New Americans Campaign – LA Citizenship Roundtable

New Americans Campaign — LA Citizenship Roundtable from New America Media on Vimeo. Check out the video from the most recent New Americans Campaign media roundtable in Los Angeles. A few weeks ago, about 20 local media attended a roundtable discussion on the importance of naturalization. During the conversation, naturalization advocates talked about the benefits […]

African Immigrants and the American Mosaic

April 1, 2014

An article from the March 25 Boston Globe is a reminder that America is increasingly diverse. “On the hard road to US citizenship, black immigrants are increasingly gaining ground in Massachusetts and the United States, expanding the possibilities for political power and changing what it means to be black in America.” In Massachusetts, according to […]

Ethnic Media Briefing – Detroit New Americans Campaign

March 27, 2014

NAM / Ethnic Media Briefing: Detroit New Americans Campaign from New America Media on Vimeo. Last month, a group of ethnic media in Detroit gathered for a roundtable conversation with the New Americans Campaign. Reporters and representatives from local ethnic media learned about the changes to the new N-400 form, and discussed media’s role to […]

Aspiring Citizens in Houston Helped by NAC Partner Bonding Against Adversity

  On March 22, 126 Legal Permanent Residents filled out their applications to become citizens, thanks to the New Americans Campaign partner Bonding Against Adversity. The non-profit provides “free and low-cost community outreach programs for disadvantaged residents with an emphasis on healthy living, safe living and reducing secondary school dropout rates.” They also, with the […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased 1.5-fold the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites from year one to year two, through nearly 1,400 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 80,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $67 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 1,400 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 26 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More